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Disability Services

Disability Services

If you are a new student, you will need to schedule an appointment with us so we can:

  • Review your documentation
  • Discuss your past accommodations
  • Discuss your goals

Bring all official documentation prepared by qualified evaluators within the last 3 years. You may be able to get copies from your high school if needed.

Accommodations

We will notify you about the accommodations you are eligible to receive. Please register for classes and request your accommodations as early as possible to make sure we have time to make the arrangements. Let us know if you have problems implementing your accommodations

Accommodation Request Forms

Most Common Accommodations

  • American Sign Language Interpreters
  • Alternate Format Textbooks
  • Brailling of course materials
  • Extended time on test/quizzes/exams
  • Note taking assistance
  • Preferential seating
  • Use of assistive technologies
  • Reduced-distraction testing environment: Room G202C is equipped with assistive technology and can be scheduled for a separate testing accommodation as well as class work. Use the Student Services Scheduler to reserve a time and then report to Disability Services.

Assistive Technology

The following programs are available for student use on the Weyers Cave campus.

  • Audio digital recorders- Record lectures for playback on the device or transfer to a computer.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking- Software that coverts spoken words into text and lets you operate a computer hands-free.
  • Kurzweil 3000- Provides a comprehensive suite of supports for struggling students; including reading, writing, study skills, and test taking.
  • Zoom Text- Magnification and screen reading software for people who are visually impaired.
  • Livescribe Smartpens- Synchronizes spoken lecture in audio form with written notes in video form to replay the classroom experience at a later time. Never miss a word.
  • *Jaws - Screen reading software with keystroke navigation.
  • *Magic- Enlarges content on your computer screen.
  • *Wynn Wizard- Scanning and reading software designed for students with reading disabilities.

* Located on Additional Access Computers (AAC) around campus as marked with the icon below.  May be used by any student.

icon on computers with assistive technology

All other Assistive Technology is located in the Assistive Technology Lab, G202C.